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In the fictional Star Trek universe, the Talosians were a race of humanoids who inhabited the planet Talos IV. They were very highly evolved and had incredibly large crania due to the extreme level to which their brains had been developed. They were telepathic and had no need to speak in order to communicate; however, their advancement had led them to become utterly unfeeling and they developed a menangerie of more-primitive species in order to be able to observe the phemenon of emotional interaction. Additionally, they were apparently something of an evolutionary dead end; they were no longer capable of living on their planet's surface and were apparently in need of the outside help of another species in order to reproduce sufficiently to survive in the long term. The Enterprise boldly going where no man had gone before. ... In the fictional Star Trek, Talos IV is the fourth planet of the Talos System; inhabited by the Talosians. ... Charles Darwin, the father of modern evolutionary theory In the life sciences, evolution is a change in the traits of living organisms over generations, including the emergence of new species. ... Cranium can mean: The brain and surrounding skull, a part of the body. ... In the anatomy of animals, the brain, or encephalon, is the supervisory center of the nervous system. ... Telepathy, from the Greek τηλε, tele, distant, and πάθεια, patheia, feeling, is the supposed ability to communicate information from one mind to another without the use of extra tools such as speech or body language, and is one form of extra-sensory perception or anomalous cognition. ... A zoo. ...

In the two-part episode "The Menagerie", a reworking of the original, unaired pilot "The Cage", we learn of an earlier visit of the Enterprise to the planet, during which the Talosians capture Captain Christopher Pike for display in their menagerie and assistance in their breeding program. The Talosians' telepathic abilities are such that they can cause those subject to them to perceive of things, persons, and phenomena which do not actually exist or are unlike or even opposite of their appearance to the observer. Due to the potentially-disatrous nature posed by this threat, General Order #7 made any attempt to visit Talos IV by Starfleet personnel for any reason a capital offense, the only such offense remaining under the laws of the United Federation of Planets.Talosians article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki The Menagerie is the first and only two-part episode of the Star Trek: The Original Series. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ... The Cage is the original pilot episode of the Star Trek science fiction franchise. ... Christopher Pike is a fictional character in Star Trek. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the General Orders of Star Fleet are a list of very important standing orders that members of Starfleet must insure are followed throughout all operations. ... Starfleet Command In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the defense, research, diplomacy and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets. ... Death Penalty World Map Color Key: Blue: Abolished for all crimes Green: Abolished for crimes not committed in exceptional circumstances (such as crimes committed in time of war) Orange: Abolitionist in Practice Red: Legal Form of Punishment Capital punishment, also referred to as the death penalty, is the judicially ordered... In the fictional Star Trek universe, the United Federation of Planets is a federation of more than 150 member planets and thousands of colonies, based in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants of the Milky Way galaxy. ... Memory Alpha is the name of a collaborative project launched in November 2003 by Harry Doddema and Dan Carlson. ... The Enterprise boldly going where no man had gone before. ... A wiki (pronounced , or ; see Pronunciation below) is a web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. ...

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The Cage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1079 words)
Soon however, Pike is caught off guard and is captured by the Talosians, a race of humanoids with bulbous shaped heads that live beneath the planet's surface.
The Talosians try to use their power of illusion to interest Pike in Vina, and present her in various guises and settings, first as a Rigellian princess, a loving compassionate farm girl, then a sleazy, green-skinned Orion slave girl.
She was badly injured however, and left horribly disfigured, but with the aid of the Talosians' illusions, she is able to appear beautiful and in good health.
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